Happy Monday everyone. If you spent the weekend not following aviation news, that's OK. I was monitoring the wires. Here's what you may have missed in the past three or so days:
The Wright Amendment is no more. Which means Southwest Airlines can fly anywhere it wants from Dallas Love Field, so long as it's a domestic destination. Andrea Ahles has a nice meaty story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
What are Southwest's long-term plans at Love Field? Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News spoke to Southwest CEO Gary Kelly.
For at least an hour on Sunday, Los Angeles media breathlessly reported that there was a possible case of Ebola on a United flight from New York to Los Angeles. Making matters worse, the woman had been in Africa. Turns out she has visited South Africa and had what sounds like the flu. Crisis averted. The Los Angeles Times has the story.
Virgin America's founding CEO Fred Reid dislikes airline websites. “Many airlines’ home pages are horrible,” he said at last week's Skift Global Forum. He's right, of course. But does it matter? Bloomberg has a short story.
Adweek says Emirates is the world's most glamorous airline. But will it last?
Asked why Brussels Airlines still flies into West African airports, the carrier's vice president of communications said, "It is our humanitarian duty to operate there." Time has the story.
Profits are up at Frontier Airlines, the Denver Post reports. But guess what else has also risen? "The federal government's October 2014 Air Travel Consumer Report shows Frontier's customer complaints have skyrocketed since this time last year," the story reports.
And finally. Southwest picked up more slots at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. What does the airline plan to do with them? "We have precious slots and we have big plans," an airline spokesman told the Los Angeles Times.